Archive for the ‘Salmon River Fishing Reports’ Category

Exodus Wilderness Adventures Chinook Salmon May 2015

To say Chinook fishing in Riggins is good right now would honestly not do it justice. Red Hot, Off the Charts, Off the Hook, Catching not Fishing, Slammin’ the Salmon, and every other description for excellent fishing would be way more adequate. The past nine days have been excellent Chinook fishing and our guides have […]

Exodus Wilderness Adventures Chinook Salmon Riggins Idaho May 2015

Once again last week was an excellent week of Chinook fishing. Fish were caught throughout the entire river system and the Little Salmon as well. It did slow down on Sunday and Monday as the rain caused the river to lose clarity and become a bit dirty but by Tuesday the river had dropped and […]

exodus wilderness adventures chinook salmon may 2015

The fish are here…this is the news everyone has been waiting for! Last week the Chinook salmon fishery fired up on the Rapid River run and based on the Department of Fish and Game creel report, 280 adult Chinook were harvested; all on the Salmon River. The bulk of last week’s fish were caught between […]

Chinook salmon season opened on April 25 and the numbers of fish crossing the dams have everyone absolutely giddy with anticipation! Our guides have been out fishing almost daily starting last week in an effort to be the first one in Riggins with a Chinook. The Department of Fish and Game sent out an email […]


Big fish, wild fish, limits galore, perfect river conditions, and a day to dream of. This week’s report is so good you will be sure to think I am telling fish tales! Katie Fox started the week with a bang by catching her limit of steelhead on February 25 with drift boat guide Rusty Peterson. […]

exodus wilderness adventures 36inch wild steelhead

Big fish, beautiful fish, perfect river conditions, and spring like weather…let’s go fishing! The Salmon river is in excellent shape and has great visibility. Yesterday morning the river flow is 6410 CFS and water temperature is 38 degrees. Since Sunday the days have been warm and sunny with highs in the 50’s and nights have […]

exodus wilderness adventures guides matt parker and shane harper with winter steelhead catch

Let’s go fishing! Hiatus over…the river has come down below 9000 CFS and the river clarity is great. As many of you are aware, last week was about as bad of fishing conditions you could have on the Salmon River but by Friday fish were being caught, in particular upriver above Vinegar Creek where cleaner […]

exodus wilderness adventures winter native salmon released immediately

Fishing in the Riggins area is on a short hiatus. (This is how we feel about that.) Unfortunately the river blew out last weekend and currently the river is high (for this time of year) and mud colored. The good news is that the rain has stopped and the National Weather Service is predicting a […]

exodus widlerness adventures #fishyourfaceoff photo

Welcome ladies with Women with Bait! May your lines be tight during the 2015 tournament! Boys don’t despair our Men’s Adrift Special is underway as well so you are not left out of the fun! Isnt’ this a pretty Salmon River hatchery steelhead? This one’s Patricia’s but Curt caught one, too – fishing with the […]


As many of you saw from my FaceBook post on Sunday, ice has arrived in the Salmon River canyon and has caused a bit of a speed bump in the fall fishery. I am optimistic that this will pass; especially because the National Weather Service forecast for the next five days is predicting warmer weather […]